With her six-year-old daughter, Suzie, she flees across the Canadian border to begin a perilous journey to Berlin and then Thailand in search of the only man who can keep them alive: Harry Hook, a disgraced ex-CIA case officer living rough in the wilderness, battling the bottle and ghosts from his past.
Can Hook conjure an inspired but desperate plan that will save Kate and Suzie and bring him the redemption he yearns for?
"Suspenseful...A fascinating plot and arresting characters keep the reader thoroughly engrossed."-Publishers Weekly
"The tension builds wonderfully, aided by nice descriptive touches...and a quirky way of building atmosphere and character through smell."-Booklist
"A stunner...An intense, fast-paced, complicated thriller, The Truth Itself will challenge readers' minds and hearts. Highly recommended!"-Karen Dionne, internationally bestselling author of The Marsh King's Daughter
"The Truth Itself grabs you by the throat and never lets go."-Christopher Farnsworth, author of Flashmob and Blood Oath
James Rayburn is the pen name of Roger Smith, a South African filmmaker and author of highly praised thrillers set in Cape Town.